Reviews: The Rental (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film’s weak point is the connectivity between these two aspects, the killer’s motivations too worked into the unfolding relationship drama to withstand psychological scrutiny considering his crimes’ apparent randomness.
  • [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Dave Franco’s directorial debut isn’t a groundbreaking slow-burn thriller, but it is a competently made, supremely acted, and satisfyingly effective one.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Dave Franco’s directorial debut isn’t a groundbreaking slow-burn thriller, but it is a competently made, supremely acted, and satisfyingly effective one.
  • [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It gets the job done, but there isn’t much particularly memorable or interesting about it. The strong performances are ultimately what keep things engaging.
  • [New] | James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: an effective horror that introduces something disturbing I will probably never forget.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: With all-around good performances, compelling themes, and an ever-increasing sense of eeriness, The Rental easily ranks among the year’s best genre films.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Apaint-by-number horror thriller. However, it does what it does well enough, knows not to overstay its welcome, and a fantastic cast ensures the film at least remains watchable throughout.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: [Franco] shields his characters from a very real nihilistic fear for their physical fragility by igniting their abstract fears around love, integrity, and secrecy.
  • [New] | Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens